Malawi is a hidden gem! It is the unique combination of landscape, wildlife, lake and, of course, the people which makes Malawi one of Africa's most amazing countries. This is one of the safest and friendliest countries in the whole of Africa, offering the visitor a fascinating variety of sights and experiences. The diversity of landscapes, the huge lake and the national parks and reserves provide the foundation for the unrivalled choice of safaris, water sports and outdoor activities on offer!
For most people the dry (winter) season is most attractive and normally runs from May till November. However, some of the best birdwatching can be had from November to April, and the orchids of Nyika are best seen from December to March/April.
In the hottest month (usually November) maximum temperatures will be around 30°C. In the coldest month (probably July) maximum temperatures will be in the low 20's. On the uplands it can be cold at night. The hottest area all year is the Lower Shire Valley.
Normally visitors arrive in Lilongwe, which is the ideal startig point for a tour to the North or to the South due to its central location. With a little bit more time you can discover the whole variety of the country during a combined north/south round trip.